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through where things are beginning with libya. where this appeared to begin. what do we know about the derivation of these protests and what caused it? >> i think right now, the administration has backed off -- initial impression this might be connected with al-qaeda. there are reasons we can go into why that was a plausible conjecture. it appears to have been it was a group, unlike al-qaeda is not a transnational group. it is a libyan extremist islamist, armed group. therefore, very dangerous to libya. and from everything we can tell, they either opportunistically seized on this or caused it to happen. it's quite different from cairo in the sense it's not even clear there was a spontaneous gathering of a crowd there at all. clearly, there was a decision at some point by ansar says is a rogue group. there was a decision to use the incident as a kind of cover to carry out what appears to have been a pre-existing plan to destroy the consulate. i doubt they knew the ambassador was there. >> eliot: because there were rock
against the film beganouts the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, but it appears to have been a well armed, well coordinateed event with indirect and direct fire from machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. four americans were killed, including j. christopher stevens and information management officer sean smith. secretary of state hillary clinton eulogized the ambassador and defended the america's commitment to libya. >> everywhere chris and his team went in libya in a country scared by war and tyranny, they were hailed as friends and partners. the world needs more chris stevens. >> eliot: and at the white house, president obama condemned the attacks. >> obama: there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> eliot: but unfortunately and predictably there was a political dimension to this as well with protest against the film tuesday morning. a foreign service officer in the embassy tried to calm the situation with a tweet condemnic the
following the mob assault in libya. following an exclusive story stewart stevens is taking internal heat for the problems, and a campaign structure that has him acting as chief strategist speechwriter all at once. and taking heat about president's supporters earlier this year at a private fundraiser released today on the internet by mother jones. >> eliot: perhaps romney doesn't think that the 47% of the american people that he derides includes any of the people he says he wants to help in the latest ad. >> my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crackdown on cheaters like china. >> eliot: at issue president obama tried to take away from romney in an ohio campaign speech. >> obama: today, launching a new action against china. this one against illegal subsidies that encourage companies to ship auto parts manufacturing jobs overseas. we're going to stop it. it is not right. it is the against the rules, and we will not let it stand. >> eliot: romney is also repeat lid attacked the president on another key foreign policy challenge, iran's nuclear progra
to reboot his campaign. after the crisis of libya where he made himself look inept in foreign policy issues. now this. he was supposed to give specifics. when will we get specifics and when there will there be an affirmative message that we can construct the campaign. >> it's areel hard to remember the last time the romney campaign had a good day. you know, something where he wasn't tripped up or thrown off message. i suppose you could say every time a jobs report comes out and it's not good news, that's a good day for the romney campaign. but a day where he did something that made things good for him is hard to remember. the thing you have to keep in mind is that things keep getting worse for romney. they don't keep getting better for obama but by default. the president has been invisible because romney has hogged the spotlight with his mishaps. that's always been the winning formula for the romney campaign. when all the attention is on romney they win. you have to imagine obama gets dragged back into the frame and he has to have something to do with the selection as well. >> eliot: the fo
extremism that claimed the lives of four americans in libya while mitt romney outlines his plans to marry free enterprise to foreign aid at the clinton global initiative. paul ryan finds an employee's union he can actually support. starting with the president. after the death of chris stevens. the anti-muslim video that provoked the protests while defending the right to free speech. >> obama: americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views. even views we profoundly disagree with. and on this, we must agree there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> eliot: the president warned iran that while it still had time to demonstrate its nuclear program was peaceful, that time was not unlimited. >> obama: make no mistake a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained and that's why the united states will do what we must to pre
happened over libya was the big error. >> eliot: that was a much more curious gaffe. >> we're not talking about putin who used what romney said about russia being our number one enemy to justify opposing our missile defense systems in europe. that's a huge story that he is causing us harm by continuing. >> eliot: leave and go back to bain right away. as soon as he possibly can. tina dupuy and coauthor of the twitter diaries and imogen lloyd webber thank you for your time at another time. >> we have more viewpoint coming up. (vo) this program is presented by american express. welcome to the possibilities of membership. welcome in. american express. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. so the issue of the week is all about taxes. who pays how much to the government, and do the rich pay more or less? well we all know fe
, and in libya where ambassador chris stevens sean smith and tyrone woods and glen doherty were killed tuesday night. after coffins carrying their bodies touched down at airs force base, the president said we'll continue to lead. >> obama: we'll never retreat from the world. we'll never stop working for the dignity and freedom whatever their creed, whatever their faith. that is the essence of american leadership. >> eliot: the romney campaign has been working to capitalize on the riots to attack the president's leadership. telling the "washington post," if you had a president romney you would be in a different situation. respect for america has gone down. romney's running pate, congressman paul ryan piled on in a speech in washington. >> we know who america is dealing with in these attacks. they're extremists who operate by violence and intimidation and the at least equivocation or mixed signal makes them boulder. >> eliot: a bit of equivocation from george w. bush might not have been so bad. the policies coming from swing state voters seems unequivocal when asked who would do a better job, vo
, and that's scaring the international community as it word because happened over libya was the big error. >> eliot: that was a much more curious gaffe. >> we're not talking about putin who used what romney said about russia being our number one enemy to justify opposing our missile defense systems in europe. that's a huge story that he is causing us harm by continuing. >> eliot: leave and go back to bain right away. as soon as he possibly can. tina dupuy and coauthor of the twitter diaries, and imogen lloyd webber thank you for your time at another time. >> we have more viewpoint coming up. now to my point. (vo) jennifer granholm ... >>for every discouraged voter, there are ten angry ones taking action. trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can't steal democracy. i look at her, and i just want to give her everything. yeah you -- you know, everything can cost upwards of...[ whistles ] i did not want to think about that. relax, relax, relax. look at me, l
.s. conflict in libya was a planned, terrorist attack and the fact is you know, when we look at the numbers of people that are protesting this anti-muslim film in comparison to the numbers of people that could be protesting this anti-muslim film and the populations, they're very small. i mean we see 2500 or perhaps 3,000 egyptians coming out into the streets to protest this film. that's happening in a country that has a population of 82 million. so despite the fact that "newsweek" and other organizations like that would like to sort of spin this in a sensational way and convince us that there is this rage that's growing and fomenting in the muslim world and in the middle east that's absolutely not the case. the folks that are making -- >> eliot: i hate to do
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